Well I'm finally going to pull the trigger on a new DSLR. It will replace my wee point & shoot Panasonic. To be honest, I'm a bit nervous, since it's all new to me. I'm used to, well, pointing and shooting. But I've been reading "Understanding Exposure" and other reference material and feel pretty comfortable that the move to my first DSLR should be rather painless. I've decided on a Canon T2i. What I'm struggling with is a lens for it. I'm hoping owners of the lenses below can chime in and offer their views. I definitely want something better than the kit lens. Here's what I'm looking at so far: Canon EF-S 15-85mm F/3.6-5.6 IS USM I like that it'll give me a wide angle at 15mm, but at F3.6 it's a tad slow. The review at Photozone is very good. It's pretty expensive, though. Canon EF-S 17-55mm F/2.8 IS USM Excellent review at Photozone, very fast, but it's lacking in focal length. It's also very expensive (for me). Tameron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DI II VC Very good review from Photozone, very fast, but lacking again in focal length. One real plus is it's the least expensive of the three. The one commonality I like with the three is they are all image stabilized. I shoot mostly street photography, which often involves wide angle shots of buildings in vertical orientation. I also enjoy night photography and landscape photography. But there are plenty of occassions where I like to zoom in to catch something of interest or a person on the street. Part of me was considering a wide angle lens, like the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM or the Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX and then down the road a 30mm fast prime, followed by a 70-200 tele-zoom. So if you've read this far, bravo! And if you offer some advice and/or opinions on the lens selection above, thanks a million.